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Radiotherapy advice

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Re: Radiotherapy advice

Hi Justplainpat,

I thought that’s what it was but just wanted to double check. Thank you for taking the time to answer. x

Vandax

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Re: Radiotherapy advice

Hi Vanda

I noticed on the paperwork for my primary bc radiotherapy treatment a few weeks ago that there was a choice of two boxes to be ticked by the radiographer - ‘curative’ or ‘palliative’. It struck me even then as stark. But I would assume that the palliative treatment is intended to indicate symptom control rather than the active possibility of cure of disease. Ultimately the essential difference between Primary and Secondary breast cancer. I wish it were otherwise... x

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Radiotherapy advice

Can anyone tell me what the difference between “radiotherapy”  & “palliative radiotherapy”